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DATE:             October 31, 2007

TO:                  UMS Students

FROM:             Raúl Z. Moreno, Coordinator
                        University Migrant Services

SUBJECT:        UMS/Garabedian Internship Program


UMS is pleased to announce that thanks to a generous donation from the Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation, we are now able to offer major-related, para-professional experiences in the form of internships to our students.

The purpose of this internship is to offer migrant students the opportunity to develop professional skills and enmesh themselves in an environment where they can establish contacts and learn more about the career.  Without internship experiences, migrant students find it difficult to earn career related experience due to the limited work experience and background. 

UMS currently assists over 250 migrant students enrolled at California State University, Fresno in over forty different majors.  The program provides academic advising and supportive services.  The program’s main objective is to retain, develop, and graduate its participants.  UMS students have proven to be of the best quality graduating at a rate higher than 75%.

Please read this handout carefully!  It will answer most of your questions.


You must be a currently enrolled, third year, upper division, or graduate student.  You must have a GPA of at least a 2.0 and have a declared major or be seriously considering a specific career goal.  Interns will be selected according to a variety of factors including a regard for need.  An application to the program does not guarantee a placement.


This depends on your availability and the needs of the agency. The minimum commitment at the placement site is 100 hours. This may be full time if you are placed during the summer, and the agency has the time to supervise you full time. Most likely, this will be part time, and can be scheduled around your class schedule. All internships must be completed by December 31, 2007.


All interns must write and submit a written assignment describing their experiences during the Internship. Papers will be shared with the donor and the agency supervisor.


All interns must volunteer to speak to lower division students on behalf of the program. These hours will be arranged according to the intern's schedule.

All interns will have the option of registering for a three-unit community service class. 


If you have a placement site that would like to take you on as an intern, please give me the information, including agency name, supervisor’s name and telephone, and a description of the project you will be working on because an internship is essentially an out-of-classroom learning experience, there must be specific responsibilities and skills you will gain by the end of your internship.  We cannot place you in a setting where you just answer the phone or lick envelopes. 

If you do not have a placement in mind, we can locate one for you if you qualify. For this reason it is necessary to be as specific as possible when completing your application.


This is not an actual job. While you are expected to show the same commitment and responsibility as a regular employee, you are considered to be a volunteer. At the end of your Internship, you will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship if you have met all the requirements as stated.


You must have an unmet need of at least $1,000. Because this is a scholarship, the Financial Aid office will be notified that you have received these funds. At no time will any funds be disbursed prior to the completion of all the internship requirements.


If you think the UMS/Garabedian Internship Program is for you, then please fill out an application and submit it along with your resume to

Raúl Z. Moreno, Internship Coordinator,
University Migrant Services, CSU Fresno, Joyal 224,
5150 North Maple Avenue, MS JA62
Fresno, California 93740-8026;

or call (559) 278-5750 or fax (559) 278-2323.

While you may be referred to a specific placement, the final selection is up to the training agency. An application to the program does not guarantee a placement.


Use this checklist to make sure your application is complete.